Originally Posted by Blze001
I live in the city and have a small room, so the ITX was a godsend for me. I loved how tiny the Hadron was while still allowing me to use top-shelf components. It's a royal pain in the chair-imprinter to work in, but the way everything juuuust fits and there's very little wasted space kinda makes the inner engineer in me happy... still think making it a little taller so it could use a more-common SFX power supply would've been a smart move
, it would've opened up the airflow for the GPU a little more and made replacing/upgrading a heck of a lot simpler, but it's a minor complaint all said.
The stock PSU is kind of cool in it's own right, making a high-wattage 1U that doesn't sound like a B1 Lancer at full afterburner is admirable.
Wouldn't even really need to do that. They could have shifted it around so drive mounting happened under the GPU, and the existing drive cage (which, as far as I can tell, most people got rid of) could instead turn into an SFX PSU mount. This could potentially open up airflow for all the components (using 2.5" drives would give a lot more ventilation space). You could then lower the mobo and GPU mounts (just a smidge) and make it about 2cm taller and just a touch deeper (front to back) to accommodate the new hardware, which would also open up space for a slim 240mm AIO and a 92 or 80mm mount in the bottom front to give the GPU fresh air or
open up options for GPU lengths, for possibly even R9 295X2-esque cards. And on top of all that, the Hadron wouldn't sound like a damn jet anymore when you got it going.
The biggest caveat I see is getting PSU ventilation to work right, which could be done with a mesh front panel instead of the plastic one we have now, which would also
open up airflow and ventilation a considerable amount. You'd also have to move the power button to, say, one of the top corners, but that wouldn't be so bad.
Hell, maybe I'll just build one myself using my Hadron as a prototype. I don't think I plan on keeping it around much longer.
Edit: Structure, thought organization, run-on sentences. Just generally fixed stuff.